Hopefully everyone is enjoying the first measurable snowfall of the season! It is always exciting to see the first flakes fall. Teachers have likely been reminded today of the challenges in engaging our younger students who are distracted by the snow and excited to get home and try out new snow gear and play outside.
In the district office, we are reminded that winter is here and the days of determining when to delay or close school are upon us once again. Remember that weather-related decisions are based on numerous variables. Decisions are made with regard to the safety of school bus travel and for the children standing at bus stops.
Information regarding our weather guidelines, can be found at: http://www.corp.newpal.k12.in.us/Content2/236
Notification of a school delay or closing will be posted on Twitter @SouthernHancock, Facebook at CSC Southern Hancock County, the website at http://corp.newpal.k12.in.us, and on local television stations. A district all-call will be made as well. Make sure your PowerSchool contact information is updated so you can receive those calls, texts and e-mails. Decisions regarding school delays and closings are made as early as possible.
This is a good time for families with high school students who drive to school to implement a winter weather plan. Remember that decisions regarding school closings and delays are made based on the safety of our school buses on the roads. At times during the winter, you might feel more comfortable with your student riding the school bus.
Due to incoming inclement weather, students may be dismissed early. Please remind your child of the plan you have in place in the event of early dismissal. This is information you have already provided to the school.
When inclement weather is predicted, all students will take home their devices in the event of an E-Learning day. Students will access their E-Learning lessons through Canvas.
Finally, we would like to have your child in school every day school is in session. However, we will always respect your decision as a parent when it comes to the safety of your child.
If you have any questions, contact Janet Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.